Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning-3rd Edition
Stretching has long been used in a warm-up, with the aim of enhancing performance and reducing the risk of injury.
Complete Conditioning for Hockey
To do static stretching, athletes select a muscle and gently move across a joint until they feel a comfortable stretch on the muscle.
Breathe Strong, Perform Better eBook
The breathing pump muscles are a complex arrangement that form a semirigid bellows around the lungs.
The Athlete's Clock eBook
In athletes, stride rhythm is often coupled with breathing while running, walking, cycling, or rowing. This is called entrainment of ventilation and locomotion.
Delavier's Stretching Anatomy
There are various stretching techniques, but three main methods have proven effective.
NSCA's Guide to Tests and Assessments eBook
Information provided by a lactate threshold test has a number of purposes. By understanding the role that lactate plays in exercise metabolism, the exercise physiologist can use the information from lactate threshold tests to predict proper racing and training paces, and assess the fitness of a subject or the efficacy of the training program.
Marathon runners were not alone in this belief. Cyclists in the race that was considered the ultimate physical challenge�the Tour de France�were advised similarly: �Avoid drinking when racing, especially in hot weather. Drink as little as possible, and with the liquid not too cold. It is only a question of will power.
Triathlon Science eBook
The tactics a triathlete should use for race day are directly related to that triathlete�s fitness level and experience in the sport of triathlon.
Developing the Core eBook
Lie faceup on the floor with your legs bent. Place the arms and hands across the chest. Your upper back should be slightly off the ground to maintain constant tension on the target muscles.
Everywhere, things spin - heavenly bodies, subatomic particles, children�s toys, gyroscopes. Spinning is a fundamental action of the natural world.
Endurance athletes often believe the more they train, the better the results. But according to the NSCA’s Ben Reuter, recovery time is just as important when developing an effective endurance training program.